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"KMTP-TV, channel 32, is an independent, non-commercial television station located in San Francisco, California, USA. Owned and operated by the Minority Television Project, KMTP has its main studio and offices in Palo Alto, California, and transmitter situated atop Mount Sutro."
KMTP airs a large amount of multilingual, ethnic programming. The station produces and broadcast a daily news show, 5 Day News, and also broadcasts programming from Deutsche Welle TV, Russia Today TV, and the Classic Arts Showcase. KMTP is one of the few non-PBS-affiliated public television stations in the United States, and one of two such stations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
KMTP began in 1954 as KSAN-TV by the Patterson family, who operatated KSAN radio. It showed an amalgam of boxing and wrestling matches, medical conferences, and old movies. It was purchased in 1968 by Metromedia and when the call sign was moved to an FM station, it was changed to KNEW-TV. In 1970, the channel was given to KQED, where the name was changed to KQEC. In 1988 FCC revoked KQED's license and reassigned the license to Minority Television Project.
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